Unwrap the paint brushes and lay them out on the paper plate.
Add a small amount of white acrylic paint to the plate.
Use the small paint brush to paint the outer bristles of the 2” paint brushes white.
Create a cardboard pattern to cut the gnome hats out of fabric scraps. You want a rounded triangle with a base of about 4.25 inches and a height that is tall enough to cover the paint brush handle.
Cut out the fabric piece for the hat.
Center the fabric piece onto the paintbrush so that the base of the fabric triangle lines up with where the bristles meet the brush handle.
Hot glue the fabric onto the brush, wrapping the fabric around to make a semi “cone,” applying hot glue to secure the hat in place.
Remove a mistletoe berry from the faux sprig and hot glue in the center of the hat’s base where the gnome’s nose would be.
Hot glue mistletoe leaves and additional berries onto the hat as a decorative accent.
Loop string through the hole on the end of the paint brush to hang the ornament from.
Hang your new Christmas gnome and enjoy!